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Burbank Police pays respect to fallen Southland officers

The flag outside Burbank Police Headquarters flew at half-staff this

week, and officers wore black armbands out of respect for an

Inglewood motorcycle officer who died in the line of duty Tuesday and

a Los Angeles Police Department detective killed late Wednesday.


Inglewood Officer John Frederick Lee Small died from injuries he

sustained when two cars collided and careened into Small’s motorcycle

along the Pomona (60) Freeway in Diamond Bar.

LAPD Det. Abiel Barron was killed Wednesday during a car crash in


the Cajon Pass that left another detective critically injured.

Police spokesman Sgt. William Berry said the lowered flag and

armbands are worn from the time Burbank Police become aware of the

death of an on-duty officer until after the funeral.

“We look at it as a local tragedy,” he said. “We generally do that

for any officer in Southern California.”

Ben Godar